Solved no bootable device to recovery to laptop acer aspire e 11

March 16, 2015 at 02:35:51
Specs: Windows 7
hi sir
unfotunatilly I had format my hard disk to install win 7 and also by mistake I format the boot area
please what shall I do because I get message " NO BOOTABLE DIVICE, HIT ANY KEY"
although I had change from the bios the boot order and trying to boot from win 7 cd

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March 16, 2015 at 03:06:26
Watch for > Press any key & do so. Any further message of press any key you ignore.

Make sure you delete all partitions.

W7 - Click on > Drive options (advanced) Then highlight each partition & hit > Delete.

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March 16, 2015 at 07:46:05
Please explain why you needed to format & re-install Windows. What problem(s) were you having? And which OS came pre-installed on your netbook? Are you downgrading from Windows 8? If you're just re-installing the original OS, why not use the Factory Recovery partition? Just press Alt+F10 at startup.

The "boot area" that you mentioned has nothing to do with the "no bootable device" error. Either the boot order settings in the BIOS are incorrect or the HDD has died. The Win7 disc is a DVD (not a CD) so you should be using an external DVD drive with USB set as the 1st device in the boot order.

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March 16, 2015 at 13:50:07
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Also it may be very important to let us know HOW you formatted your hard drive. If you used an external program, let us know what program you used and if you just formatted it or did you use one of those hard disk wipe programs to securely wipe it. If you did the later, it is possible that the wipe program was set to secure wipe the disk before disposing of it which can damage the hard drive's own instruction set. If this ends up the case, then the drive may not be usable again. Hopefully this is not the case. In the future, the Windows install disk has the options (Custom install options) to delete all partitions, create a new partition, and format it before installing so this is all you really needed to do to clear the drive completely. Even if you were doing this to give away or sell the machine, selecting a Full Format (instead of Quick Format), the format instructions would be to overwrite all memory locations (may take a couple of hours depending on the size of the drive and the speed of the hardware) before installing.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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